Rosecrance receives Try-Beta Club grant

The photo features Steve Smith, Rosecrance Administrator of Child and Adolescent Services, Jason Gorham, Assistant Administrator at Rosecrance Harrison Campus and Try-Beta President, Randy Krup, Try-Beta member, Gary Garub, Try-Beta member and Anne Boccignone, Rosecrance Vice President of Communications and Development.

Rosecrance received a $3,000 grant from the Try-beta Club of Rockford to create 15 mobile community sensory kits to supplement a new experiential therapies resource being developed at Rosecrance Berry Campus.

Sensory kits will be used by clinicians who respond to calls related to children in the community who are in crisis, or are best served in their own environment. Some children experience an escalation of crisis symptoms when limited to verbal communication, so the resources will provide the Rosecrance counselors with additional tools to successfully engage clients.

The grant was one of the 18 distributed by the Try-Beta Club at its annual distribution event.

“As usual it was a heartwarming and very rewarding event, and once again provided motivation to forge ahead and continue the great work we do,” said Jason Gorham, Assistant Administrator of Rosecrance Harrison Campus and Try-Beta President.

The Try-Beta Club is a service organization that has donated money, time and volunteer work for more than four decades. The Club has donated more than half a million dollars to 80 different groups in Winnebago County through the years. Try-Beta’s fundraising efforts largely support adolescents and related programs in the Rockford region.

Rosecrance is extremely grateful to Try-Beta for their ongoing partnership and continued commitment.  Last year, Try-Beta Club gifted the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus exercise equipment to enhance the pre-existing fitness center. The equipment has since been used by hundreds of clients and Rosecrance believes the mobile community sensory kits will have a resounding impact on client’s lives too.